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A Summer in 1993 in Spanish Harlem finally reveals the secret past of Cuban-American cardiac nurse Negra Centron. A childhood secret torments the life and stifles the growth of a beautiful woman. The ancient religion of the Yoruba people of Nigeria, known as Regla de Ocha and Santeria in the Diaspora, is the engine behind this supernatural mystery thriller. This African-evolved religion, with its magic, is the backdrop for this tale of love, hate, deceit, betrayal, obsession, forgiveness, acceptance, and hope. Magic, ritual, and destiny are the threads unraveling this gripping, edgy, mystery/thriller.

Pressured by a suspicious mother, a strange bed-fellow, and an amorous co-worker, Negra battles to keep a childhood secret from unraveling while a restless spirit and the African gods seek justice...

Thursday, December 29, 2011

ORIGINAL CAST MEMBER HOJI FORTUNA ON DISTINGUISHED LIST OF TOP PERFORMANCES OF 2011


Original cast member of AWIT is on a list of distinguished Black Actors who gave 10 of the top performances of 2011. Hoji Fortuna who won Best Supporting Actor in the African Academy Awards for his role in the film "Viva Riva" is now noted as giving one of the 10 TOP PERFORMANCES OF 2011 by a Black Actor. So well deserved. And I am like the proud mother! Click on this post's title to see the list.

More good news regarding AWIT coming soon!!!!!

Tuesday, December 27, 2011

GETTING READY FOR MY NEW PRODUCTION BUT THE RE-MOUNT OF AWIT IS NOT FAR BEHIND!

Yes! Very excited about my new production "Blood Makes The Red River Flow" (in which I am starring) but the re-mount of "A Wound In Time" is not far behind. It will return with a limited run and filmed for international DVD distribution. I am putting those wheels in motion and looking forward to a Spring opening! You will see some familiar faces from the old production as well as some new faces. Stay tuned and don't forget your tickets for my historical Creole drama opening February 21st!

Saturday, December 3, 2011

Monday, November 21, 2011

Saturday, November 19, 2011

WOW! WHAT A WEEK FOR "AWIT"!

AWIT may not have won an IT Award for 2010 but this judge's comment means the world!

Dear Stephanie,

The following comments were left about your production of “A Wound In Time”.

Judge 1: This was a long show 2 hours and 20 minutes. It's hard to hold an audience that long, but they did. It was a wonderful evening in the theatre and I'm delighted I had the chance to see it. I was especially glad to see such well written and acted women on stage. The story was compelling, complex, funny and the characters rich.

You are free to use these comments however you would like. We do ask that if you post or print them that you credit them as “2011 IT Awards Judge”. Let me know if you have any questions.

Thanks again and have a great season,
Hillary

Hillary Cohen
Judge Co-Coordinator, New York Innovative Theatre Awards

CLICK THIS POST TITLE TO LEARN MORE ABOUT THE NYIT AWARDS!

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

A WOUND IN TIME Listed in THEATRE WORLD v.67

Just notified that my Santeria mystery/thriller 'A Wound In Time" that I wrote, produced, and directed last year at Nuyorican Poets Cafe is one of the hundreds of Off Off Broadway Productions listed in the important archive Theatre World v67. The production and it's credits are now available nationwide to scholars, industry professionals, students, producers, and the Library of Congress.

"A Wound In Time" will return to the stage bigger and better in 2012 with some familiar faces as well as new ones. The new production will be top notch to be professional filmed for DVD distribution.

ORIGINAL CAST MEMBER HOJI FORTUNA IS AT IT AGAIN!



Hoji Fortuna who played the role of Clinton Williams, as seen in this photo with Irma Cadiz, in the original showcase of "A Wound In Time" just starred in ABC's series Pan Am on Nov. 13th episode as a Haitian doctor. Congrats Hoji! Click the title of this post to go view the whole episode.

Monday, July 25, 2011

WOW! Look What I Found! Clips From "A WOUND IN TIME"

I happen to stumble upon 2 video clips taken of the production of "A Wound In Time" last Fall at Nuyorican Poets Cafe. Just imagine this play filmed professionally with three broadcast quality cameras!

One is the opening scene of salutations by Iya Carmen (played wonderfully by Soleidy Mendez) and the other is a scene just before Millie (played wonderfully by Ryss) and Iya Carmen begin a spiritual cleaning.



Tuesday, July 12, 2011

A WOUND IN TIME: The DVD



In Spanish Harlem Negra, pressured by a suspicious mother, a strange bedfellow, and an amorous co-worker, battles to keep a childhood secret from unraveling but the benevolent African gods of Santeria hold the key to a secret that must be unlocked...


THE STAGE PLAY "A WOUND IN TIME" ON DVD WORLDWIDE IN 2012 AND AVAILABLE WITH SPANISH SUBTILES? STAY TUNED...

Friday, June 10, 2011

ORIGINAL CAST MEMBER AND AMAA WINNER HOJI FORTUNA'S AWARD WINNING FILM OPENS


Orignal cast member from "A Wound In Time", and winner for Best Supporting Actor of the African Movie Academy Awards, Hoji Fortuna, is receiving recognition for his talent worldwide with writeups in the major press. The award winning film "Viva Riva" opened on both coasts this week. Here is a trailer. Hoji is the elegant, but malevolent character in white. I saw the film at it's Lincoln Center screening and truly enjoyed it. Please go out and support and see Hoji's great work. BTW Hoji played the malevolent character of Clinton Williams in "A Wound In Time".

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

VOTE "VIVA RIVA" AS BEST AFRICAN FILM ON MTV AWARDS

Original cast member of "A Wound In Time", Hoji Fortuna, won Best Supporting Actor in the African Academy Movie Awards for "Viva Riva". The film is now a nominee in the MTV Awards for Best African Film. Click the title above and vote.

Saturday, May 14, 2011

"LIKE" A WOUND IN TIME:The DVD On Facebook

Click the title and "Like" my page on Facebook, dedicated to the stage play "A Wound In Time" DVD to keep abreast of the latest...

Wednesday, May 4, 2011

STAGED READING OF "BLOOD MAKES THE RED RIVER FLOW"

Sunday was the staged reading of my latest play "Blood Makes The Red River Flow" which was inspired by my interviews of Louisiana Creoles 10 years ago while filming my documentary "The Descendants of Africa". The cast did a fantastic job with only 2rehearsals! Directing them was a joy! Now I will be editing the script and adapting it to screenplay as well. I will also be focusing on getting "A Wound In Time" on DVD to share with the world! LOL Stay tuned!

CONGRATS TO ORIGINAL AWIT CAST MEMBER HOJI FORTUNA!



Original cast member and last minute "savior" of "A Wound In Time" Hoji Fortuna who played Clinton Williams in AWIT, was the winner of the African Movie Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor last month. I had the pleasure of seeing the screening of the film "Viva Riva" at Lincoln Center's African Diaspora Film Festival and Hoji too! Major congrats to a talented and nice man!

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

"A WOUND IN TIME" MAY RETURN ON DVD

Whew! Once I catch my breath after the staged reading, after editing the trailer for my doc, I hope to begin filming the play "A Wound In Time" for international distribution in English and Spanish. During it's run at Nuyorican many out of town begged that I make it available on DVD. Well... Okay! I'm gonna do it! Stay tuned!

Tuesday, April 5, 2011

UPDATES...

It was a wonderful exerience directing and producing "A Wound In Time". The cast did a great job and it was well received. While the play was running at Nuyorican I was cast in Julius Caesar Set in Africa by Rome Neal, who is the Theatre Director at Nuyorican. So right after my show closed I went into rehearsal for JC. It was my return to the stage after 21 years. It was fantastic! I accomplished lots in 2010 and in February completed a new play "Blood Makes The Red River Flow", inspired by The Louisiana Creoles I filmed and research for my documentary. It will have a staged reading May 1st.

In 2011 I hope to remount "A Wound In Time", mount "Blood Makes The Red River Flow", and resume filmming my documentary.

BTW I now host and produce a radio show "Multicultural Moments" on blogtalkradio.com